Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was popularly known as Sardar Patel. He was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. Sardar Patel the iron man of India was born on 31st October 1875 in a small village of Gujarat. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is a reserved name in Indian politics.
He played a leading role as a lawyer and also as a political activist during the Indian Independence movement. He was also one of the founding fathers of the Republic of India who along with Mahatma Gandhi led the Satyagraha movement. To pay tribute to Sardar Patel, Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is celebrated on 31st October every year as the annual commemoration of the birthday of the Ironman of India.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding leaders of the Republic of India. He was the first deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India. Patel practiced law at Godhra, Borsad, and Anand in Gujarat, and after passing the bar examination, he borrowed books from senior lawyers for his future studies.
He is credited for the political integration of over 500 princely states into the independent Indian Union. Sardar Patel joined Gandhi’s Non-Cooperation movement and traveled around West India to recruit 3,00,000 members.
Further, he also collected more than Rs 1.5 million for the party fund. During this time, he worked extensively against alcohol consumption, untouchability, caste discrimination and for women emancipation in Gujarat and outside.
The India that we see today was a result of the efforts put in by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Sardar Patel was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1991.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: The Iron Man of India | Rashtriya Ekta Diwas